Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in North Conway, NH :

Binge Eating Disorder

Approximately fifty percent of individuals with Binge eating disorder (BED) are males. The predominant clinical feature of binge eating disorder is frequent, uncontrollable food binges. Individuals with binge eating disorder are more likely to exhibit intense mood dysregulation, substance abuse, self-harm behaviors, suicidal thoughts and behaviors as well as depression and anxiety. Although obesity can be a result of the binge behavior, most individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder are not obese. Health conditions associated with poor diet and nutrition can occur due to binge eating disorder. Psychotherapy, including Cognitive-Beheavioral Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are used to treat binge eating disorder. Treatment should always include medical monitoring and a thorough medical evaluation should take place initially to rule out underlying medical conditions. A referral to a nutritionist may be needed to assist with nutrition evaluation, education and meal planning. A thorough psychiatric evaluation should also be completed to rule out other psychiatric disorders. Medications may be used to treat specific symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Due to the complicated nature of the illness, individuals may need to be treated in an inpatient or residential setting for a period of time if outpatient treatment is unsuccessful.

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